BCC in the News

BCC in the News

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative Launches Second Healthcare Workforce Training Program for Justice-Involved Individuals
May 2024

Ten-week environmental service worker training pilot aims to place participants who have experience with the criminal-legal system in full-time facilities positions at hospitals across Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative 2023 Annual Report
March 2024

BCC’s 2023 Annual Report highlights the partnerships, progress and impact BCC has made in promoting health equity. Throughout 2023, BCC refined core programming to diversify the local supply chain, create and expand workforce development programs, and strengthen communities. 

An Effective, Community-Led Approach to Grant Making in Brooklyn
February 27, 2024

It is crucial to invest in smaller Community Based Organizations using a community-led, collaborative funding approach to bridge the health equity gap in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative receives $1.4M grant to support maternal health in Central and East Brooklyn  
January 22, 2024

Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will support a Maternal Health Program that improves maternal/infant health and wellbeing through regrants to local, community-rooted nonprofits

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative Launches Community Health Worker Training Program for Formerly Incarcerated Brooklynites
November 8, 2023

The program provides certification and a stipend to individuals with a history in the criminal legal system, offering them employment opportunities in the midst of historic healthcare worker shortage.

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative Releases Research on MWBE’s in Brooklyn
October 23, 2023

Participatory action research conducted by Brooklyn Communities Collaborative and Hunter College (CUNY) highlights Experiences of Black-Owned Business and Opportunities in Healthcare Procurement.

BCC launches Brooklyn Health Enterprise Advisory Council and engages two Brooklyn Health Systems in response to reports’ insights.

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative receives $300,000 grant to foster healthier and more economically sound communities  
October 9, 2023

The General Operating Support grant will provide broad-based funding for health equity focused initiatives in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative Appoints Dr. Torian Easterling to Board of Directors
March 28, 2023

Dr. Easterling brings extensive public health background and experience implementing programs designed to eliminate health inequities and improve health outcomes to BCC Board.

Nonprofit helps New Yorkers launch property management careers with a public health twist
March 17, 2023

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative, part of Maimonides Medical Center, has already certified 15 fellows and plans to do more.

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative 2022 Annual Report
March 2023

BCC’s second Annual Report ‘Convening Partners, Strengthening Communities’ highlights the partnerships and progress made throughout 2022, as well as BCC’s work to dismantle barriers to income disparities, promote policies, and implement programs leading to vibrant and healthy communities.

Leveraging the Power of Health Care Spending to Build Community Wealth in Brooklyn
July 14, 2022

As leaders of two of Brooklyn’s largest health systems – representing six hospitals, employing almost 14,000 individuals, and with combined non-personnel spending of over $655M per year – we understand firsthand the role healthcare institutions play in supporting the health and wealth of our communities. This is why we have made an unprecedented commitment to procure 10% of our non-clinical goods and services from local minority- and women-owned businesses (MWBEs) by 2030.

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative Hosts Spring Convening: “Connecting Partners, Strengthening Communities”
June 14, 2022

Subject matter experts and elected officials from across the city gathered to discuss and explore ways to make healthcare more equitable and accessible. At the conference, CEOs of Maimonides Health and One Brooklyn Health announced a new commitment to increase procurement spending on MWBEs by 10% by 2030.

Good Morning, Brooklyn: $1 Million in Funding for One Brooklyn Health
April 19, 2022

U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-8 District/Crown Heights) announced over the weekend that he secured $1,000,000 in funding for One Brooklyn Health System and $875,000 for Brooklyn Communities Collaborative through the government funding law.

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative Announces Inaugural Economic Democracy Fellowship
March 28, 2022

The fellows will take part in training, seminars, and fieldwork that will allow them to use their experiences to contribute to Brooklyn’s economic development

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative to add anchor institutions to hospital vendor program
February 24, 2022

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative, a nonprofit backed by major health and education institutions, outlined expansion plans for its hospital vendor matching program and other health and housing initiatives in its 2021 annual report, published Tuesday.

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative Releases 2021 Annual Report
February 22, 2022

Report Highlights How Grants and Initiatives Helped Brooklynites Respond to Health Disparities Exacerbated by COVID-19

Brooklyn Vendor and Workforce Training Hub to Expand Activities this Year
January 21, 2022

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative, a nonprofit backed by major health and education institutions, plans to increase its programs’ reach this year, backed by grants.

The group has received $300,000 from the Mother Cabrini Foundation—which will go toward both the vendor-matching and workforce-training programs, said Shari Suchoff, executive director.

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative Awarded $300,000 Grant To Strengthen Healthcare Development Efforts
January 20, 2022

 Grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation will support a more equitable workforce and enterprise ecosystem through the Brooklyn Health Enterprise Hub

Health + Hospitals spent zero on MWBE Covid contracts, comptroller says
October 20, 2021

With people of color disproportionately affected by the pandemic, supporting MWBEs is also a form of health equity, Stringer said in the report. Susi agreed, saying that when local businesses in diverse neighborhoods are excluded from major economic opportunities by large institutions, especially hospitals that rely on community ties and trust, it sets the community up for worse outcomes when a pandemic hits.

“Lifting up MWBEs becomes more than just about the money,” Susi said. “It’s about building civic infrastructure.”

BK Communities Collaborative Gives $3M to Local Groups During COVID
July 16, 2021

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative, a nonprofit that addresses health inequities in Brooklyn, has hit $3 million in donations to local groups serving the communities most impacted by COVID-19.

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative has distributed $3M to help Brooklynites get through COVID-19
July 15, 2021

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative, a nonprofit that addresses health inequities in BroLast week, Brooklyn Communities Collaborative announced it has reached its goal of handing out $3 million to help hard-hit Brooklyn neighborhoods. Since the pandemic began, 44 nonprofits have received funding from BCC’s Strong Communities Fund, which aims to address health inequities in Brooklyn and the economic and social factors that contribute to them.
More than $1M Allocated to Combat Vaccine Hesitancy, As Study Finds 60% of Brooklynites Remain Skeptical
April 12, 2021

More than 1,600 Brooklyn residents were surveyed as part of the study released by Brooklyn Communities Collaborative, Community Care of Brooklyn and Maimonides Medical Center, which set out to understand community attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccinations and inform outreach efforts. 
75 groups receiving funding for workforce development
March 2, 2021

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that 75 businesses, schools, and community-based organizations across the state were awarded nearly $9.5 million as part of the State’s historic Workforce Development Initiative.
$3 million in grants being given to save Brooklyn community groups during pandemic
Feb 08, 2021

Community organizations are critical in filling the needs of families living in poverty, especially now during the pandemic; they’ve had a tough time, but one group has stepped up to help the organizations.
Brooklyn Communities Collaborative Doles Out $3 Million to Local Nonprofits
June 28, 2020

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative (BCC) announced last week the first round of grants from its $3M Strong Communities Fund with over $180,000 going to four local nonprofits – the Arab American Family Support Center, CAMBA, exalt Youth, and Elite Learners.
Three Brooklyn Nonprofits Serving the Community Through COVID-19 Get $150,000 in Grants
December 3, 2020

Three Brooklyn nonprofits supporting communities most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have been awarded $150,000 by Brooklyn Communities Collaborative.
Hundreds of Brownsville Families Get Healthy Thanksgiving Meal From Brooklyn Non-Profits
November 25, 2020

In the lead up to Thanksgiving, Brooklyn non-profits and organizations have been in overdrive trying to tackle high levels of food insecurity across the borough so families can have a traditional holiday meal.